The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization announced that the United States Senate has officially introduced a resolution declaring the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week. This is the fifth year the event has been officially recognized by Senate Resolution. S.RES.57 also urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans about the severe hazards of asbestos exposure.
The resolution was introduced by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). Co-sponsors and key supporters are Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), and Sen. John Tester (D-MT).
In a news release, Linda Reinstein, Executive Director and co-founder of ADAO said, “Since 2005, ADAO has worked with the Senate to raise awareness through the passage of asbestos awareness resolutions. We continue to honor individuals and their families who have suffered from diseases caused by asbestos exposure through our efforts to increase awareness and prevention. ADAO will continue to work with Congress to educate Americans until we finally ban the deadly fibers once and for all.”
In recognition of Asbestos Awareness Day, the ADAO will hold its fifth annual Asbestos Awareness Conference March 27-29 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.